Often, divers are asked to search for and recover items lost in the water. It might be a ring, watch, or even some object as large as a boat motor. Whatever the object may be, divers need to assess the situation and determine their ability to retrieve that object. Many considerations need to be addressed, such as stress, depth, size, equipment restrictions, and cost benefit.

Of course, this is an activity you can undertake on your own, but a course can accelerate the learning process, and make you a safer, more productive search and recovery diver.

Minimum Age: 12
Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver
Academic Sessions: Online learning
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: 1 mandatory before open water dive
Open Water Dives: 2
Maximum Training Depth: Varies with age
Suggested Duration: 6 – 10 hours

Please refer to the SSI TRAINING STANDARDS for more detailed information